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The Design Building Practitioners Act – Compliance Implications

As you are likely aware, the NSW Government has created legislation associated with certain major works. The Design & Building Practitioners Act...

Introducing the Design Building Practitioners Act

In an initiative to further protect consumers, the NSW Government has created new legislation associated with major works. The Design & Building...

What do changes to the Community Land Management Act mean for you?

As defined by Fair Trading NSW, community, precinct and neighbourhood schemes are “forms of land title that help in subdividing and developing land...

What Happens if Someone Breaches Strata Rules?

If you’re living in a strata property or are planning to, you’ll likely be aware that there are strata by-laws in place that shape the way of...

Apartments & Fire Doors: What Are The Regulations?

Whether at a hotel, at work, or someplace else entirely, we’ve all had to deal with fire doors at certain points. These large, heavy doors are...

Your Guide To The Amended NSW Plumbing & Drainage Laws

As a strata committee member, one of your tasks is to stay on top of new legislation and regulations to make sure that your strata scheme complies...

What Are Tenants’ Rights in A Sydney Strata Scheme?

You probably hear a lot about strata rights of owners and responsibilities within a strata scheme, but are things different for a tenant who rents a...

Do Strata Laws Apply if We Live in a Duplex?

A duplex or strata scheme with only two lots can be an ideal living situation for many people. This type of set-up often provides an easy lifestyle...

The New Rules on Smoking in Strata

Back in 2015, we outlined that there may be new changes to the New South Wales strata laws regarding the definition and addressing of nuisance smoke....

Methods to Resolve Strata By-Law Breaches

Strata living on the whole is a harmonious and enjoyable experience, largely thanks to the individual by-laws that define a strata scheme’s rules....

How do the New Laws Affect Smoking in Strata?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how the new laws affect smoking in strata. It’s very...

How do the New Laws Affect Parking in Strata?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses how the new laws affect parking in strata. Parking in a strata...

How do the New Laws Address Renovations in Strata?

In our video series Michael Vumbaca, General Manager at Jamesons Strata discusses the changes that have been made to the renovations...

Developers and the NSW Strata Law Reforms

The new NSW strata law reforms brought in on 30 November last year have brought in a number of new regulations that affect developers who are...

Good News for Residents from the 2016 NSW Strata Law Reforms

Many of the existing NSW strata laws simply don’t reflect our modern way of living and little wonder – they’ve been in place for around 55...

New Strata Laws To Eliminate Smoking

Nuisance cigarette smoke is among the items targeted in the major reform of NSW strata management laws currently in process. This is the most...

8 Things You Need to Know About Strata Management Laws

The whole area of strata ownership and management can be a tricky one. Many home buyers and investors are confused about what a strata scheme is, and...

New Strata Laws Could Affect Smoking on Balconies

Living in a strata scheme comes with its own set of challenges, and rules to follow. Each strata scheme will have its own by-laws which are designed...

Can I Renovate My Kitchen Under the New Strata Laws?

When it comes to kitchen renovations, living in a strata unit or apartment can be complicated. In some strata complexes, the body corporate will...

Child-Proofing of Windows in Strata Complexes Now Compulsory

Government strata legislation has made it compulsory for windows that are two metres or more above the ground to have safety devices fitted to...

Deadline extended AGAIN for swimming pool compliance legislation

The state government has been forced to extend the deadline of the new legislation that stops people selling homes with pools without their...

Swimming Pool Compliance

A peace of lifestyle luxury, now with a touch of compliance. New legislation for the sale or lease of a property with a pool will apply from 29 April...

Changes to Window Legislation

Window legislation laws have changed so here are some important things you need to know to be prepared!  Changes in both Volumes of BCA...

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